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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Granger, IN

Ask Your Granger Dentist

Looking for answers for your dental questions online can be a long, frustrating, and ultimately unproductive process, but thankfully, all the dental knowledge you and your loved ones need can be found right here at Granger Dental Group. You’re always welcome to give us a call, and our dentist and team will be happy to answer your questions. Below, you’ll find our answers to some of the most frequently asked dental questions we receive, but be sure to contact us if there is anything else you’d like to ask!

Why do I need checkups and cleanings?

Even if you brush and floss every day, everyone has hard-to-reach spots in their mouths where plaque and bacteria can slowly accumulate, eventually leading to cavities. Professional cleanings allow our hygiene team to tackle these trouble areas, plus our dentist can examine someone and find the early signs of problems so they can be treated before a patient even notices unpleasant symptoms.

How often should I get checkups and cleanings?

The average person should receive a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year, or once every six months. Some patients may benefit from more frequent visits, but two is enough to help most people largely avoid serious and minor dental issues alike.

Is my tooth pain an emergency?

If you’re experiencing minor temperature sensitivity that quickly goes away, then probably not. But, if your toothache is persistent and is only getting worse, you should go ahead and contact our dental office. Acting fast will help us fix your problem and provide relief way before you develop a terrible toothache.

What is the best way to replace my missing teeth?

While this answer is different for each patient, in general, our dentist highly recommend dental implants as a first option. Compared to all other treatments, they provide the most natural-looking, durable, and stable prosthetic. They’re practically indistinguishable from real teeth and last decades longer than traditional bridges and dentures. But, you should definitely consult with our team to see which treatment would be best for you!

How long will it take to fix my tooth?

In most cases, a single appointment! We can place tooth-colored fillings for minor cavities or repair a more damaged tooth with a CEREC one-visit crown. Either option can be designed to seamlessly blend with the rest of your teeth while also restoring your enamel's original strength.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Yes! Granger Dental Group is in-network with major plans like Cigna, Aetna, Guardian, HRI/Paramount, and more, plus we’re happy to work with out-of-network policies as well. Give us a call today to learn how we could use your benefits at your next visit.